Shorts: Not Another Teen Movie
Teenage kicks from around the world.
EIFF's Young Programmer group have selected the freshest, boldest international shorts about young people. Adolescence is a subject all filmmakers love but few manage to be as funny, moving, honest and original as these snapshots of teenage life.
We Were Wolves (Wij Waren Wolven), Mees Peijnenburg/Netherlands/2012/11 min
Three brothers have an unbreakable bond; spending the summer hanging out and riding their motorbikes, until one of them breaks up the pack.
The Wall, Lars Klevberg/Norway/2012/15 min
In an apocalyptic world a young boy has to fend for himself. He thinks he's alone until someone tries to communicate with him but should he help or is there danger?
Rainbow Connection, Kire Paputts/Canada/2012/19 min
Eugene, a teenager with downs syndrome, loves drawing rainbows and dreams of the pot of gold at the end. But as his mother's illness progresses he knows that he will have to make his own luck.
Cherries (Duvdevanim), Noa Osheroff/Israel/2013/15 min
A refreshing take on the hierarchy of teenage friendship. Three girls have been best friends forever but a party threatens to change all that forever.
Joyride, Eva Riley/UK/2013/10 min
Sometimes the child has to be the parent whether they understand what is happening or not.
Sweet Lemons, Martin Jackson/UK/2012/6 min
Memories, stories and beautiful textured animation together create an atmospheric and ambiguous story.
Kingswood, Jared Frank/USA/2013/12 min
A teenage boy and girl meet at a house party but when she claims that the abandoned house is hers he soon realises that her life is a lot more complicated than he expected.
See the Dirt, Chelsea Hernandez, Erik Mauck/USA/2012/16 min (In Competition)
A wonderful, funny and touching documentary about a young man with a very unusual hobby.
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